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Pediatricians: Teens should get morning-after pill

On the heels of a gynecologist group’s recommendation to make birth control pills available over-the-counter, including potentially to teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics last week called for teenage girls to get a morning-after-pill prescription during their annual physical — just in case.

The morning-after pill is already available to girls 17 and older without a prescription as long as they show proof of their age to a pharmacist.

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